Yellow Ribbon Program

Yellow Ribbon Program

About the Yellow Ribbon Program

In 2008, the G.I. Bill® was updated with enactment of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008, giving veterans with active duty service on, or after, September 11 2001, enhanced educational benefits that cover more educational expenses, provide a living allowance, money for books and the ability to transfer unused educational benefits to spouses or children. The Yellow Ribbon G.I. Education Enhancement Program (Yellow Ribbon Program) is a provision of the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill®.  

Methodist University is approved by the North Carolina State Approving Agency for the enrollment of persons eligible for education assistance benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA). Entitled veterans, participants in the Post 9-11 Veteran's Educational Assistance Act of 2008 Montgomery G.I. Bill® contributory program, active duty military in voluntary education programs, drilling National Guard, drilling Reservists, and eligible spouses and offspring who have applied, met all admissions criteria, been fully accepted, and actively matriculated may be certified to the U.S. DVA Regional Office as enrolled and in pursuit of an approved program of Education.

Methodist University Yellow Ribbon Program Commitment

Methodist University is announcing a continuing commitment to America's veterans through participation in the GI Bill®'s Yellow Ribbon Program (YRP). This significant commitment upholds a long history of MU support for our veterans and their academic and career endeavors.

Under this commitment, MU will:

  • Provide tuition assistance to veterans beyond what they are provided from their base GI Bill® rate of compensation. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will match MU's contribution dollar-for-dollar up to 50% of the difference between the student's tuition benefit and the total cost of tuition.
  • MU contributions are unrestricted Methodist University General Scholarship funds that include, but are not limited to, the Opportunity Grant, Presidential Scholarship, Merit Scholarship and Founders Grant.

To Receive Yellow Ribbon Benefits:

  • Students who served on active-duty, regardless of component (USAR, NCNG, USCG, etc.) for at least 36 months since September 10, 2001.
  • Students eligible will be admitted to the University through the usual admissions process.
  • Active duty service members and spouses are NOT eligible for the Yellow Ribbon Program.  Active duty service members and spouses will either need to make payment arrangements with the Office of Student Accounts OR complete a FAFSA to be reviewed for federal, state, or need-based aid by the Office of Financial Aid.

More Information

For information about educational benefits, contact the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Processing Office in Atlanta, GA at (888) GI BILL 1 [(888) 442-4551].

For information about programs available at this institution, contact the MU Office of Veteran Services at (910) 630-7174 / 7438.

Randy Smith, Director of Veteran Services, randys@methodist.edu

Patricia Patton, Veteran Advisor, ppatton@methodist.edu

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

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